August 25, 2017 - Clinics

Clinics offer students the opportunity to represent real clients under the supervision of law faculty. Our in-house clinics are located in the Center for Clinical Programs. To enroll for Spring 2018 in-house clinics, students must submit an application no later than 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27.

Students may use the same application to apply for the Health Law Partnership (HeLP) Legal Services Clinic and the Philip C. Cook Low Income Taxpayer Clinic. Learn more about our clinics at law.gsu.edu/clinics.

For frequently asked questions about clinics, visit law.gsu.edu/clinics/clinics-frequently-asked-questions. The clinic application is located below:

Spring 2018 Clinic Application

Spring 2018 Clinic Application for HeLP, IAC and Tax

Thank you for your interest in the HeLP, Investor Advocacy and Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer clinics. Participating in a clinical program has tremendous benefits to your growth as a lawyer and is a transformative experience. We encourage you to learn more about our programs through our pages on the College of Law website, law.gsu.edu/practice-based-learning/, and by speaking with clinical professors and former clinic students.
Per the Second Year Practice Rule, we will need to gather the following information

(Check all that apply. Students may only participate in one clinic each semester, but may apply to more than one.)
Descriptions of each clinic:

The Health Law Partnership (HeLP) Legal Services Clinic is part of the Health Law Partnership, a medical-legal collaboration among Georgia State Law, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and the Atlanta Legal Aid Society. Through partnerships with Emory University School of Medicine and Morehouse School of Medicine, clinic law students learn alongside medical students and residents, as well as graduate students of public health, social work and bioethics. The experience teaches collaborative, interdisciplinary problem-solving and reflective practice, which encourages continuous learning. In HeLP Clinic I, students develop skills such as client interviewing, counseling and representation, negotiation, research and drafting, and case management. HeLP Clinic II builds on these skills by allowing students to handle more advanced aspects of casework. Under the supervision of clinical faculty, students work on cases involving childhood disability, housing conditions, education, access to healthcare and the drafting of wills and advanced directives. Our clients are low-income residents of the Metro Atlanta area, whose children are receiving care at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

The Investor Advocacy Clinic represents investors who have suffered losses resulting from broker misconduct but cannot afford or find private legal representation because of the size of their claim. The clinic will provide legal assistance and advice to eligible investors who may have claims involving misrepresentation, unsuitability, unauthorized trading, excessive trading (“churning”) and failure to supervise. Under the supervision of experienced faculty, law students handle most aspects of representation, including client in-take, interviewing, claim evaluation and preparation, settlement negotiations, and advocacy in mediation and arbitration before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Under the terms of the standard agreement between brokers and their customers, investors are bound to arbitrate most claims before FINRA. In addition, students educate investors on ways to avoid broker disputes. Through their involvement in the clinic, students work as lawyers in a small law firm, learning about firm operations in addition to honing their lawyering skills.

The Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic is the college’s oldest clinic, having operated year-round for more than 20 years as a nationally recognized component of the college’s experiential learning program. It provides federal tax controversy resolution services to low-income taxpayers, but it is not a tax course as such. The clinic gives students the opportunity to exercise a complete range of lawyering skills needed to practice law any area of law. It does so by assigning cases to students and affording them the opportunity to personally handle all aspects of client matters, from the initial client interview to preparation of the case for presentation before the Small Claims Division of U.S. Tax Court or before administrative offices in the Internal Revenue Service. Under appropriate supervision, students will interview clients, research legal issues, analyze facts, prepare protests and petitions.

Please rate the Clinic(s) to which you are applying in order of preference, with 1 being your first choice, 2 being your second choice, etc.


The following questions are designed to ensure that you meet the clinics' eligibility requirements.
If you cannot truthfully answer yes to the two previous questions, do not proceed any further as you are not eligible to apply for the HeLP clinic, the Investor Advocacy Clinic, or the Tax Clinic.

One of the important phases of on-boarding attorneys in a law practice is ensuring that there are no conflicts of interest in representing the firm’s clients. As Clinics engage in live client representation, it is important that we clear students of conflicts during the application process. The following information is required to conduct the checks.

Please list any clinics or externships in which you have enrolled while in law school:







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